Various – Lyricist Lounge Vol.1

Lyricist Lounge Vol.1

発売日: 2001年3月26日
レーベル: Priority/Rawkus Entertainment
アーティスト: Various

New York City's Lyricist Lounge parties are to hip-hop what the Apollo Theater was to soul: the place where young, hungry talent goes to be discovered. This double-disc set features some of the best and hungriest young rappers of 1998, along with some old-timers and ringers--KRS-One, sure, but Rage Against the Machine's Zack De La Rocha?--coming along to egg on the kids and preserve their cred. The hit is Mos Def's "Body Rock," with Q-Tip doing his best Urkel act; elsewhere, there's a lot of Wu worship. But the acts that have the most to prove--Jurassic 5 (who somehow recall a psychedelic-era Temptations), Rah Digga, Indelible MCs--make the most of their five minutes. The genuine MCs (De La Soul on the first disc, Kool Keith on the second) add to the fun. --Douglas Wolk
Disc. 1
  1. Street Promoters Skit
  2. Intro
  3. Bring Hip Hop Back
  4. Keep Pouring
  5. Blood
  6. Body Rock
  7. Bathroom Cipher
  8. Da Cipher
  9. Famous Last Words
  10. No Matter
  11. Action Guaranteed
  12. All In My Own
  13. The Phone Call Skit
  14. Live From The D.J. Stretch Armstrong Show
Disc. 2
  1. Ohm
  2. Intro
  3. Mayday
  4. The Manifesto
  5. Be OK
  6. Lyrics
  7. Outside The Lounge
  8. Holy Water
  9. Jayou
  10. C.I.A. (Criminals In Action)
  11. Society
  12. Weight
  13. After The Show